On Dec. 8, 2011, at the debut of the new Rush University Medical Center, I reported on technology that seemed science-fictiony then—and not so much now.
Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 3:33 PM
Slug: Rahm opens Rush (cm) w1
Headline: Futuristic new Chicago hospital dedicated
Intro: Chicago’s “hospital of the future” is ready for its close-up.
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Mayor Emanuel got to hang out with a BUNCH of doctors ... as he dedicated the new Rush University Medical Center Hospital. If you’ve driven the Eisenhower lately, you can’t miss it: The big curvy building at Ashland. Inside, it’s just as futuristic as it looks – including a ground-floor “Advanced Emergency Response” area ... that Doctor Anthony Perry says can be transformed into a treatment center for outbreaks like infectious disease, bio-terror ... or a hazardous materials spill:
For instance ... Small panels in ordinary-looking lobby columns ... open to reveal oxygen, air and power outlets – basics an emergency team would need to deal with a massive threat to public health. Today’s ceremonial ribbon-cutting aside ... the new hospital opens to the public early next year.